PRAM RIDE PROMOTES HEALTHY BABIES

Category: General
Friday 27 January 2012
Babies and young children, even those with special needs who require treatment in the Central Gippsland Health Service Level 2 Neo-Natal nursery, are now able to hit the road for short journeys in a new pram.

The Valco Pram was donated to the Health Service after local business person Julie Claffey from the Children’s Wear Shop Belinda Bree in Sale, contacted the manufacturer’s manager for assistance.

Women's and Children's Unit Nurse Unit Manager Moira Tulloch said having a pram gave a chance for parents and babies to have some normality in their lives while in hospital.

“It is really beneficial to the families, who come from around Gippsland and may have a lengthy stay with us, as they are able to take their children when well enough for short walks,” Mrs Tulloch said.

“For those with children in the nursery and paediatrics something this simple helps break up their routine from the daily hospital regime and brings some normality to their life.”

Mrs Tullock added that the support from local business people like Julie Claffey and larger organisations such as Valco Prams was much appreciated.